Dealing with a diminished quality of life is daunting. Whether from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, hip fracture or other injury or illness, getting the right rehabilitation plan is critical for any patient. Franciscan Health’s acute rehabilitation program has streamlined the “next-step” process for patients so they can focus on what’s most […]
CMS issued a final rule to update Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) and the IRF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) for fiscal year (FY) 2024.
Do you have the staff and expertise you need?Talent Engagement + Expertise can = Acute Physical Rehab Success!
Delivering life-changing care, outcomes and financial results are dependent upon having expertise, experience, and staff.
One week is never long enough to celebrate a group of individuals who have made such a huge impact on the lives of so many people. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank nurses—across all practices —for their compassion, perseverance and commitment to the profession.
IRF margins are 24.6% and ARU margins are 2.1% (MedPac). Is your ARU performing to its full potential?
MedPac (2019) reports that 26% of cases admitted to hospital-based acute rehabilitation units (ARU) and 16% of cases admitted to inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF) are stroke cases.
The inpatient rehabilitation team at White River Health White River Medical Center (Image provided by White River Health)
Blake Browder, CEO, and Joy Figarsky, President and COO, share holiday greetings and thank employees for living the Signet mission to advocate for the most vulnerable in society.
Bipartisan “Three-Hour Rule” Bill Introduced to Improve Rehabilitation Therapy for Medicare Patients
On August 26, 2022, Representatives Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) introduced a bipartisan bill, co-sponsored by Representative G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), that would preserve expanded access to skilled rehabilitation therapies for Medicare patients, after the conclusion of the public health emergency.
Comparison of Functional Status Improvements Among Patients With Stroke Receiving Postacute Care in Inpatient Rehabilitation vs Skilled Nursing Facilities
In this cohort study of a large national sample, inpatient rehabilitation in IRFs for patients with stroke was associated with substantially improved physical mobility and self-care function compared with rehabilitation in SNFs.
Considering an Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) or Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF)? This high demand service line improves patient recovery from surgery, COVID-19 infection, joint replacement, hip fracture, COPD, heart attack, stroke, etc.